Dr. Cappy Sinclair is a family dentist and cosmetic dentist in Virginia Beach VA. He sees children starting at age 4 and young adults to help them establish a solid foundation for long-term oral health. Our focus is on preventive dental care and early detection of dental diseases.
Starting regular visits to the dentist early will help teach your child healthy oral care habits that they will carry with them into adulthood. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the dentist early so they can become familiar with a dental office setting. Our staff makes every effort to ensure the comfort and safety of our young patients, helping them to develop confidence in their oral hygiene habits and to feel comfortable when they visit with us for routine care. Many of our adult patients have developed a fear of the dentist due to an event that occurred when they were younger and visited a dental office. We believe in using calm methods to help your child get acclimated to our surroundings to avoid fearing their dental appointments.
A Child’s Visit to our Chesapeake, VA Dentist Office
Where a pediatric dentist is solely focused on children, our office is family-oriented. We encourage parents to bring their children to the dentist early so they can become familiar with our dental office. Our staff is trained to make children feel as comfortable as possible. Children look to parents for signs, so the best thing you can do for your child is to remain calm and relaxed. Dr. Sinclair will monitor the development of your child’s teeth and bite, recommending appropriate care as needed to set the stage for long-term dental health.
Routine pediatric dentistry visits will include:
- Teeth cleaning
- Diagnostic x-rays (as needed)
- Charting of teeth and existing tooth conditions
- Dental caries (cavities) screening
- Evaluation of the gums
- Examination of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and jaw position
- Educating Parents on the importance of Pediatric Dentistry
How To Prevent Pediatric Tooth Decay
One of the biggest challenges in children’s dentistry is preventing tooth decay. With routine visits to our Chesapeake, VA dentist office, Dr. Sinclair will be able to prevent tooth decay and subsequent dental cavities. We also offer sealants for children to protect teeth and prevent decay.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry estimates that over 50% of first-graders and 80% of 17-year-olds have cavities. Parents can do many things to ensure the health of their children’s teeth:
- Brushing teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste (over age 2)
- Flossing once a day
- Limiting sugary drinks and beverages
- Following recommended guidelines for nursing, bottle and sippy cup use
It is very important to keep primary teeth (baby teeth) in place and healthy until they are lost naturally. Primary teeth are essential for maintaining good nutrition, allowing children to chew properly. Likewise, primary teeth are critical for proper speech development and help to promote good self-esteem.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are looking for a Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Norfolk, VA pediatric dentist, consider Dr. Cappy Sinclair as the dentist for your whole family. Enjoy the convenience that a family dentist offers and feel comfortable knowing that you’ll receive comprehensive, advanced dental care in a state-of-the-art facility. Call (757) 453-7657 or request an appointment online.